Wisdom teeth removal is a relatively painless procedure because the dentist uses anaesthetics, which will numb the surrounding tissues including the gums before the teeth are pulled. Sedatives like nitrous oxide, oral sedative, and intravenous sedative may also be used to control feelings of anxiety but can also lead to drowsiness, thus, the recommendation to have a companion who will drive the patient home after the procedure. This is one of the most important preparations for wisdom teeth extraction.
Yet another thing to deal with is the recovery period after the removal of wisdom teeth Melbourne dentists such as Healthy Smiles are well-equipped to carry out. The speed of recovery largely depends on the degree of difficulty involved in the wisdom teeth’s extraction; for example, a fully-erupted tooth will be easier to extract than an impacted tooth.
Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure so bleeding can be expected several hours after its conclusion. This should not be a cause for concern considering the medications provided by the dentist but it is also possible to control it by:
If heavy bleeding after wisdom teeth extraction continues despite these measures, see your dentist as soon as possible for proper dental attention.
Just be sure to ask your dentist about the dos and don’ts after wisdom teeth removal since each case is different.
Most patients assert that the most inconvenience occurs within 24 hours after wisdom teeth removal but things get better with the abovementioned steps.
Unless complications arise, the benefits of wisdom teeth extraction will be manifested in the following days. Certain measures are still necessary but the pain, swelling and other post-operative effects will be lesser, said measures of which include the following dos and don’ts:
Complete healing after wisdom teeth removal will not occur within a week – it will take a few weeks to a few months depending on the case – but it will occur with proper care and proper communication with your dentist.
Get in touch with Healthy Smiles today and find out if you can use sleep dentistry for your wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom teeth removal is a relatively painless procedure because the dentist uses anaesthetics, which will numb the surrounding tissues including the gums before the teeth are pulled.
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